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No Wait: Extended Vatican Museums Tour with Bramante Staircase, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Highlights
  • Enter the Vatican Museums without having to wait in line
  • Stop at the Bramante Staircase, which is normally closed to the public 
  • See the less-visited Pinacoteca Gallery and Chiaramonti Museum 
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No Wait: Extended Vatican Museums Tour with Bramante Staircase, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
US$106 per adult
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German Tour
Tour in German. Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Extended Art Tour Including Bramante Staircase
US$105.91 per adult
English Tour
Tour in English. Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Extended Art Tour Including Bramante Staircase
US$109.48 per adult
Overview
At the Vatican, it can be a challenge for travelers to choose among a litany of early admission, art history, and run-of-the-mill tours. This trip stands out by stopping at rarely visited locations, including the Bramante Staircase (normally closed to the public), Pinacoteca Gallery, and Chiaramonti Museum. Plus, you’ll save time with genuine skip-the-line access wherever you go, and hear commentary through a headset so you don’t miss a thing.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the designated spot near the museums (note: German tours have different meeting spot). Enter the galleries through a reserved door without having to wait in line. Don a headset designed to help you hear your guide clearly.

Stop at the Vatican Pinacoteca and admire Caravaggio’s Deposition from the Cross, Da Vinci’s unfinished St. Jerome, and Raphael’s Transfiguration.

Continue to the Chiaramonti Museum and Octagonal Courtyard, where you have time to see the ancient sculpture, Laocoön and His Sons.

Next head to the Bramante Staircase, a rarely visited architectural gem once used by the pope and Vatican staff. Snap a photo of the spiral staircase, then visit the Gregorian Etruscan Museum. From there, visit Raphael’s four rooms, famous for their frescoes. Make the required stops at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

The tour ends just outside St. Peter’s Basilica.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Outstanding Tour

We took this extended tour over the multiple other shorter tours and it was every bit worth it since you can appreciate and soak in the art and culture . Even our 6 year old was never bored.Our guide Eden was awesome and had a...More

Thank Shankrad
Reviewed 10 June 2018
A mixed bag

The highlight of this tour was Alessandra, our tour guide, who did a fantastic job under difficult conditions. It was a busy and crowded day at the Vatican. I have visited the Vatican several times over a number of years, let's face it you only...More

1  Thank miricohuff2
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Enriching tour with Mr. Salvatore

This tour is worth every penny and more! The meeting point is on the staircase opposite the Vatican Museum entrance. Being one of three “Official Vatican Museums Partners”, this City Wonders tour has no-wait entry. This means you enter immediately, instead of waiting in the...More

2  Thank HonestIndianReview
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Gigi was a teriffic guide!

The Vatican is a bucket list item, but when you have a great guide who knows how to bring it to life, it's so much better. We loved starting out before the crowds in galleries with only our group of 20 people. The Bramante staircase...More

Thank AzDEAT
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Best way to see the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

We were so fortunate to go on the extended tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Our guide, Gio, was extremely knowledgeable about art, history and the Catholic Church and she was able to integrate them and make it come alive....More

Thank Joycie0274
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I met my group and tour guide first, we got inside together and security was really fast.
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